Mr Fligelstone, whose main interest is the treatment of varicose veins and venous conditions including thread vein treatments, introduced minimally invasive techniques such as endothermal ablation (laser and radiofrequency) and foam sclerotherapy treatment to Wales.
He is the senior vascular surgeon in West Wales, and Regional Specialty Adviser for Vascular surgery. He is an elected member of the council for the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland and sits on the Executive Council chairing the Annual Scientific Meeting committee, responsible for the main vascular meeting in the United Kingdom.
Mr Fligesltone qualified in medicine from University of Wales College of Medicine in 1986 and trained in vascular surgery in Wales and London, at the internationally recognised Charing Cross Vascular Unit. He was Clinical Lead for Vascular Surgery for South West Wales for 12 years and Clinical Director for surgery for 2 years.
He has a major interest in training vascular surgeons and is an examiner for the Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) Vascular Surgery, the Fellow of the European Board of Vascular Surgery (FEBVS). He is also a member of the Board of Examiners for the JCIE, representing the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Mr Fligelstone has a strong record of developing high standards for training and was a founding member of the Surgical Accreditation Committee (SAC) for Vascular Surgery and was the first Head of School of Surgery for Wales. He was also responsible for the inception and now quality assurance of the Wales Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme.